Svarupa is a self-taught novelist and musician who thrives on speaking, singing, and writing about self-realization, conflict resolution, quantum reality, and dreams. He has been traveling and giving concerts and lectures in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia, and vía Live Feed since 2011.
I have not always been like this, though. I used to be a mess. I was born Richard Bradley Ward, and within a family that did not have a high level of emotional maturity - blessed angels that they were beneath what life had made them. I inherited this, and I took on an immense amount of trauma when my mother killed herself when I was eleven.
Furthermore, I wasn’t even that interesting in my youth. I might have been at the top of my class in elementary school, but by the time I hit middle school I had already begun to take on the identity of a talentless loser who hung out with weirdos and druggies. Even among these weirdos I was the least interesting and the least talented. I tried my best, but I always felt inadequate.
Then, when I was seventeen, I told myself that I was going to be a writer and a musician somehow, and that I was going to overcome all my fears. Something inside me knew that I was not my fears.
The next twenty years of studying psychology, philosophy, yoga, trauma, and energy work - among learning through the school of life - would take me through the transformation I expected, and today I can say with absolute certainty that I was right about myself.
Beneath all this I knew I would also teach what I learned on my healing journey. Despite whatever version of mess I found myself in along the way, I knew my light and that light was not altogether hidden from others. Time and again life would show me how I had the innate ability to offer some assistance to others as they faced life’s nerve wracking conundrums.
As I have finally reached a point of great clarity within myself, I now offer the wisdom my healing journey has given me to the rest of the world.
It may be a cliché, but if I can do it you can too. You are not your fears and limitations. I may seem special to you, but the difference between me and you, perhaps, is that I really went for it.